Tag Archives: italy

Significant decrease in Italy’s toilet paper export

In September 2023, exports of toilet paper from Italy contracted to 10K tons, reducing by -5.8% compared with the month before. Overall, exports saw a relatively flat trend pattern. The pace of growth was the most pronounced in May 2023 with an increase of 27% month-to-month. In value terms, toilet paper exports reduced to $23M […]

ABB signs €500 million EIB financing

ABB and the European Investment Bank (EIB), the lending arm of the European Union, have signed a €500 million financing agreement to support ABB’s research and development in its Electrification business area. Global demand for electricity is growing 10 times faster than other energy sources.1 Addressing this increasing demand in the context of the energy […]

Carton Group builds multinational group focused on sustainable packaging solutions

Carton Group, a leading supplier of packaging solutions and a portfolio company of Waterland Private Equity, has completed a successful refinancing and made three strategic acquisitions in Italy, Germany, and the UK. The company is further developing its position as a multinational player and underscoring its commitment to innovation, sustainability, and design. Carton Group started […]

VPK Group Buys Majority Stake in Corrugated Packaging Company Zetacarton in Italy

VPK Group has entered into an agreement to acquire a majority stake in Zetacarton, an Italian corrugated cardboard company based near Como. With this new step, VPK Group is setting foot in Italy for the first time. Zetacarton, an Italian company led by the Zanfrini family, is a leading producer of corrugated board packaging including […]

Toscotec starts up a complete press section rebuild at Cartiera Pirinoli in Italy

Toscotec started up a packaging paper machine at Cartiera Pirinoli after the complete rebuild of the press section at their Roccavione facility in Italy. Toscotec installed a first nip with double felted press roll and a second nip with a Voith NipcoFlex shoe press designed for a maximum load of 1,600 kN/m. The project also included a fully automatic […]

The Paper Industry exhibition, the MIAC, awaits you in Lucca

The 29th edition of the MIAC exhibition in Italy sees the participation of 250 international exhibitors. The event also includes 4 international conferences. There’s very little time left until the 29th edition of the MIAC exhibition held in Lucca, Italy. On 11.12.13 October 2023 the technicians and managers of paper mills, tissue paper converters, and […]

Andritz starts up extra-wide carding machine for Italian nonwovens producer

The international technology group, Andritz, has achieved a successful startup of the newly delivered carding machine and opening/blending line at Albis in Roasio, Vercelli, Italy. This strategic investment marks a significant milestone for Albis as it positions itself to address evolving market demands and manufacture innovative nonwoven products tailored for applications in the hygiene and […]

Sofidel Investing $185 Million to Increase Capacity of Its Circleville, Ohio Tissue Mill

Sofidel announced that it is investing $185 million to increase production capacity at its tissue mill in Circleville, Ohio. The project involves the construction of a new building that will house a new Valmet DCT 200 tissue machine. The new machine will have the capacity to produce 70,000 metric tons per year. The Circleville plant, […]

Dunapack Packaging completes take-over of Scatoloficio La Veggia in Italy

Prinzhorn Group’s Dunapack Packaging has completed the take-over of the corrugated packaging plant Scatoloficio La Veggia s.p.a. located in Roteglia, Italy. The plant has a production capacity of 200 million sqm annually with around 140 employees. Prinzhorn Group had announced its strategic long-term interest in Italy in 2022. Max Hölbl, Managing Director for Prinzhorn Holding and the Division Packaging, […]

Whakatane Paper Mill’s investment to boost folding boxboard production

New Zealand’s Whakatane Mill Ltd (WML) announces a significant investment upgrade, and progress is already well underway. WML has successfully secured a substantial private investment of over NZD$70 million from its shareholders. This investment marks the most significant capital expenditure for WML since 2004 and is a testament to its commitment to growth. The infusion […]